Where and when were you born?
What is your profession?
Fitness Manager / Personal Trainer
Were you involved in sports or fitness prior to bodybuilding and how did you get started with weight training?
Growing up I was always athletic. Basketball was my sport. I got started in bodybuilding in 2002.
Was it a goal for you to compete in bodybuilding competitions right from the beginning or was it something that grew in your mind as time went on and you saw the progress in your body?
The fist time I picked up a Muscle and Fitness magazine and saw women with muscles, around the age of 14, is when I dreamed of being a competitor.
Can you give me your competition history?
November 2004 Miles Davis Western Regional Bodybuilding Competition. I took 2nd place in the Heavy weight Division. That was my first show.
Which contest has been your biggest success; which has had the most meaning to you?
Miles, but now I am in training for the 2006 National in Las Vegas.
Please tell me something about your training routine (ie: how many days per week / training split /cardio, etc.)
My training Routine is complex. I don’t think I have ever done the same routine at least in the past couple of years. Hence, the muscle growth!
What is your favorite exercise in the gym and which one you don’t like so much?
It changes every couple of months. Today, it is the Tricep cable reverse press with the straight bar.
Which body part is your best in your opinion?
If you don’t mind would you give me some stats (best lifts and some body measurements)?
Not sure, never really paid attention. I always try my best to do the best.
What do you enjoy about training for competition....what do you enjoy about the 'off season'?
Training for a competition, I enjoyed being disciplined and watching the transformation of my body. The off season, well, is EATING!
Please describe a typical day in the life of "Helen of Troy".
Each day is different. There is nothing typical about my life.
Please tell me about what you do when you don’t work out ( hobbies, what do you do to relax?, etc.)
Cooking, skydiving and playing with my dogs.
What do you enjoy most about the bodybuilding/fitness lifestyle?
Being an inspiration for others.
Tell me something interesting about yourself, something people may be surprised to hear.
Besides being a Firefighter and EMT, For fun and a rush, I use to jump in front of trains!
What are your competition goals or personal future goals?
Helen does not do sessions or wrestling of any kind. Please don't ask!